To celebrate birthday and career of one of America’s most influential composers and recording artists, Paul Simon, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment will release an expansive 15 CD set called The Complete Albums Collection. All of Simon’s work stored on the 12 studio albums and two full-length live concert recordings, and packed in a deluxe library box with magnetic closure will be available as a physical and digital release on Tuesday, October 15. For now, you can pre-order it on amazon for $127.54. This collectors item also includes a 56-page book full of photos and new liner notes penned by American music historian Ashley Kahn. It also includes The Paul Simon Songbook, an acoustic album recorded in London in the summer of 1965, showcasing solo versions of many songs that would become central to the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire.
The deluxe collection consists of Simon’s groundbreaking solo recordings from the 1960s (The Paul Simon Songbook), the 1970s (Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’, Still Crazy After All These Years), the 1980s (One-Trick Pony, Hearts and Bones, Graceland), the 1990s (The Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park – August 15, 1991, Songs from The Capeman), the 2000s (You’re The One, Surprise) and the 2010s (So Beautiful or So What). Each album in the set comes with some bonus material not previously released, tallying 37 total bonus tracks in the full collection.